WD-50
 


50 Clinton St
New York NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
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Say what you will about "molecular gastronomy," but you have to give it up to a restaurant that takes an iconic dish like eggs Benedict and reintroduces it to the plate as egg yolk cylinders with crispy cubes of molten hollandaise with dehydrated bacon. It's so pretty that you almost don't want to attack it with your fork — almost. Wylie Dufresne continues to prove himself one of our country's most imaginative and technically accomplished chefs, and a recent menu revamp that eliminated the à la carte option didn’t affect the restaurant's reputation in the least.  — Maryse Chevriere



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Eggs Benedict: egg yolk cylinders with crispy cubes of molten hollandaise with dehydrated bacon
"Eggs Benedict: egg yolk cylinders with crispy cubes of molten hollandaise with dehydrated bacon"
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  1. tdmstaff Chef Wylie Dufrense plays with this breakfast staple and turns it into something unique. Be prepared to be amazed with his incredible knowledge of molecular gastronomy.
 
Chef Wylie Dufrense plays with this breakfast staple and turns it into something unique. Be prepared to be amazed with his incredible knowledge of molecular gastronomy.


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wd~50 - Lower East Side - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
Wunderkind chef and LES poster boy Wylie Dufresne has finally opened his own place. See the review of this Molecular Gastronomy restaurant at 50 Clinton St. in Manhattan.
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/wd50/
wd~50 - Lower East Side - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
Wunderkind chef and LES poster boy Wylie Dufresne has finally opened his own place. See the review of this Molecular Gastronomy restaurant at 50 Clinton St. in Manhattan.
http://nymag.com/urr/listings/restaurant/wd50/
wd~50 Menu - Lower East Side - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide
View the menu for wd~50. Updated regularly.
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/wd50/menus/main.html
Wylie Dufresne Launches a Big New Tasting Menu at WD-50 - Page 1 - Dining - New York - Village Voice
The fun starts here: When you visit WD-50 on the Lower East Side to try its excellent new tasting menu, you don't need to dress the part of Person Going to a Fancy Restaurant. The dining room warbles with caftaned aunti
http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-07-11/restaurants/wylie-dufresne-launches-a-big-new-tasting-menu-at-wd-50/
Wd~50: News & Coverage on New York Magazine
Recent news and coverage of Wd~50.
http://nymag.com/tags/wd~50/
Our Picks for Diet-Be-Damned Dishes - WD-50 - Café Gray - Insieme - Pamplona - Gottino - Eleven Madi
Before you draw up those New Year’s resolutions, get your chubby fingers around these diet-be-damned dishes.
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Our Picks for Diet-Be-Damned Dishes - WD-50 - Café Gray - Insieme - Pamplona - Gottino - Eleven Madi
Before you draw up those New Year’s resolutions, get your chubby fingers around these diet-be-damned dishes.
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Foursquare Tips
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Your palette had no idea that it could handle these combinations...
Village Voice
Experimental, technical dishes.Try the hot pink noodles made from lobster roe, or sticky nigiri of mackerel and salsify, beaded with trout roe and seaweed. Critics' choice for best Manhattan splurge.
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ThePurplePassport.com
The food is unlike anything we’ve had before. We were most surprised by the “everything bagel” (ice cream, crispy cream cheese, smoked salmon threads) & tastes exactly like an everything bagel should.
Ghostly International
Not the cheapest option, but certainly one of the best. Plan a visit. You will not regret it *at all*. If the tasting menu is out of reach, we suggest the Eggs Benedict and Pork Ribs.
La Dolce Vita
One Michelin star.
The Corcoran Group
Famous for molecular gastronomy and their eclectic menu, but you shouldn’t overlook their cocktails - especially the Snow Globe!
Andrew A.
Now open on Mondays and Tuesday!
New York Habitat
This Michelin star restaurant is for the true foodies, especially egg lovers. We recommend the tasting menu to get the full experience.
Food Network
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ted Allen raves about Eggs Benedict, a fresh twist on a classic dish, at WD~50 in New York, NY. Find more tips at Food Network Local.
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
There’s a funky, urban-style wine cellar for private dining. - Inspector
Mike S.
Best gastronomy cocktails science has to offer. Try the snow globe or the shades of jade
The Daily Meal
At the helm is Wylie Dufresne, one of the modern food world'sfounding culinary wizards. To dine at wd-50 is a promise of the unexpected, which is no small feat in this hard-to-impress town.
nymag
One of our fav desserts of the year is the rainbow sherbet here; Platt considers it Chef Alex Stupak’s greatest creation. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
Bravo
The creativity of the presentation and flavor combinations of the food will make you wonder in delight. Bring a camera for sure. -Maria Hines, Top Chef
Bravo
Chef Wylie Du Frense is the best with food chemistry. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
Alex M.
Go to wd~50 the tasting menu with wine pairings - you'll be pleasantly surprised by the randomness and deliciousness...
Eric A.
Eggs bennie, all what others have said and more. Bass entree is absolutely out of this world.
The Corcoran Group
Molecular Gastronomy at its finest! Order the tasting menu without wine pairings; otherwise half way through you won’t remember what you’ve eaten.
Bravo
In my opinion, wd-50 has the city’s best and most eclectic tasting menu. I am always surprised and pleased. -Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York City
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